Dayton Business Journal seeks reporter
The Dayton Business Journal is seeking a skilled reporter who is able to marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, reporters will produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context for our audience as part of our award-winning newsroom.
A Dayton Business Journal reporter is expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Specifically, reporters will be expected to own their beat audience and conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement.
Proven ability in reporting and writing Ability to work independently and remotely Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience Competitive, collaborative, curious Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors.
To apply, send clips, a resume, and a cover letter to editor Don Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.